Quiz provides insights into future career path

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 October, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 October, 1997, 12:00am

Almost 160,000 students from more than 300 Hong Kong secondary schools will take part in next week's Careers Quiz.

It is the highest number of participants since the quiz - organised by the Labour Department's Careers Advisory Service - was launched in 1982.

Senior labour officer Poon Mei-yen said: 'The quiz is aimed at enhancing students' awareness of the importance of choosing a suitable career, as well as encouraging them to actively look for information on careers and further educational opportunities.' The quiz requires students to complete a multiple-choice 'exam' in which they have 30 minutes to answer 50 questions.

The event runs from Monday through Friday and involves students from Secondary Three to Secondary Seven, including for the first time students attending special schools.

Pupils complete the quiz at their respective schools and the papers are sent to the Labour Department.

They must answer questions on careers, tertiary education opportunities, technical and vocational training, employment legislation, and services offered by the Labour Department.

About 1,800 prizes will be offered to schools and various individuals.

The 16th Careers Quiz is a forerunner to the eighth Education and Careers Expo to be held from February 19 to February 22 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.